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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Media Designer

Series: Media Support – Media/Graphics/Printing

Levels in series:  1 | 2

BAND

GRADE

SUBGRADE

FLSA STATUS:

C

4

1

Exempt


CLASS SUMMARY

The Media Designer is the second level of a two level media/graphics/printing - graphics series.  Incumbents perform professional level duties in planning, coordinating and producing informational and instructional materials using specialized or complex applications including multimedia and computer graphics. Consults with clients, and researches data and design techniques.  The Media Designer is differentiated from the Media Specialist by its responsibility for professional design lead duties.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES

These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Planning, designing, coordinating and producing materials for displays, presentations, online instruction, telecourses, websites, logos, brochures, posters, signs, banners, invitations and other various informational materials to include video motion graphics.  Daily 20%
  2. Advising clients on electronic production of materials, graphic and layout techniques, time constraints and cost estimates of projects.  Daily 205%
  3. Performing specialized or complex applications for multimedia, computer graphics, including animations, and layouts.  Daily 20%
  4. Operating and maintaining graphic computer systems and peripherals.  Daily 15%
  5. Serving as a project lead to staff to include assigning and monitoring work and providing direction. May participate in live productions at remote sites producing and providing on-air character generations.  Daily 10%
  6. Conducting research and developing proposals for upgrading video software and hardware. Daily 10%
  7. Researching and analyzing data for informational materials.  Daily 5%
  8. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required

POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES MIGHT INCLUDE:

  • Not Applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s Degree and three years experience using multimedia and computer graphics, creating designs or performing complex design work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

  • None required.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Project management principles
  • Art and graphic design principles
  • Computers and applicable software and programs
  • Computer operation, maintenance and networking
  • Broadcast and FCC standards
  • Digital video compression
  • Emerging technologies

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • Designing and editing informational materials
  • CD ROM development, web design, and video editing
  • Prioritizing and assigning work
  • Managing projects
  • Operating computers and applicable software and programs
  • Estimating design costs
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Revised by Human Resources: 12/03